Top 20 Eco Father’s Day Gift Guide

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With Father’s Day just around the corner, our BritMums Eco correspondent, Ali Clifford, picks her Top 20 gifts that Dad REALLY wants – from 85p to £595!

Have a look:
1) Po-zu Shoes – Brisk Sneakers – £95
These shoes are stylish, comfy and eco-friendly. What’s more they are currently offering BritMums readers a rather nice 15% off wit this offer code – BRITMUMS15

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2) Elvis and Kresse – Recycled Fire Hose Wallet for Ipad – £70
Made from a genuine firehose, offering the best protection to Dad’s Ipad. An essential for the fathers of the tablet-generation.

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3) Brothers We Stand – Sweatshirt – £35
With a soft fleecy inner this line of sustainable sweatshirts is essential for Dad out and about in our unpredictable British weather. 

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4) Grease Bugs Gear Robot – £15
Made from recycled bike parts, these handmade gifts are perfect for your cyclo-dad. (or as we call them, MAMILs… Middle Aged Men in Lycra)

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5) EcoAlf – 24 Hours Bag Royal Blue – £175
What? It’s made from nylon recycled plastic bottles?!

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6) Arthur and Henry – Blue Spot organic cotton Shirt – £40
Dark blue and on trend, this shirt is a great addition to any super styled Dad’s wardrobe.

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7) Pants to Poverty – Men’s Striped Boxers – £15
This line of underwear offers casual style with an ethical spin. Perfect for lounging around on a lazy Sunday morning. (and great as PJs for Mum too!)

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8) Woodbuds – In-ear headphones – £30
Described as “small, simple and sustainable”, we LOVE these headphones!

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9) Tribe – Maverick Sunglasses – £79.95
Slick and sophisticated wooden frames, these trendy shades offer a rustic look and would look super cool with the woodbuds headphones!

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10) EcoAmp – Iphone Speaker – £7
A passive amplifier that slides on the end of your Iphone. These eco-friendly speakers increase sound quality and volume without using any external power. Perfect for blaring out his favourite tuuuuunes.

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11) Liberation Fair Trade Chilli and Lime nuts – Starting from 85p
Ethically sourced oven baked peanuts, cashews and roasted corn. Yum, move over Dad – they’re mine!

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12) Booja Booja – Coconut Ice Cream
Running with the theme of tasty treats and nuts, booja booja coconut dairy free icecream is a sound pudd on a warm summer’s eve (and low cholesterol too).

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13) People Tree – Elijah Loopback Sweatshirt with Navy Stripe – £65
A stylish, comfortable and ethical sweatshirt made from 100% Fairtrade cotton. A perfect companion for the Arthur and Henry Shirt.

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14) Hector and Haddock collage and screenprints from £10
A lovely artist we came across on Instagram, we love her ‘POPS’ cut from a damaged 1940s edition of Hobbies Weekly magazines Prices start from £35 and sniggered at her ‘Buffoon’ hand screen prints (all on recycled responsibly sourced paper, and using eco-friendly water based inks) – are limited edition and £10 each.

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15) Fika Print Designs Tea towel droplet design – £8.50
Limited edition tea towel, because we know Dad loves to do the drying up right? Screen-printed on Fairtrade organic cotton with a sewn tab to hang to dry.

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16) Myakka – Dalit Spices – £12.95
Ideal for a dad who loves cooking. Here we have an affordable set of spices that are guaranteed to add some life to any meal.

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17) Origin68 – White T-Shirt – £20
Made with 100% organic materials this simple item combines the ethical and the fashionable.

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18) Espresso Mushroom Company Kitchen Garden –  £17.95
Hey Dad… you’ll love this, grow your own mushrooms!
A Kitchen Garden created to share the excitement of growing your own in just two weeks.

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19) NickPrints – London Rocks Print –  £40
Created by designer dad Nick, this London Rocks print will rock your Dad’s world.
An ideal gift for {someone who thinks he is} a discerning music fan. 

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20) Florrie and Bill – Upcycled chairs – Starting from £595
If you have a bigger budget, these upcycled retro chairs are a great addition to any living room. Based in the UK these chairs have been expertly re-upholstered for a beautiful look. 

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And for those of you who fancy having a go at MAKING a Father’s Day gift, try this beer mat beach towel, or a dad’s savings pot, upcycled from a baked bean tin. Enjoy!

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About Ali Clifford

Ali Clifford is a Creative Stylist, who in a previous life ran the Design Studio for a well-known British Department Store group, and went on to be Creative Director for one of the founding organic and fairtrade kidswear brands in the UK. Now with her own business, Ali works with predominantly ethical SMEs, establishing and maintaining a strong, engaging online presence for them. In her spare time Ali loves getting crafty with her two young boys, upcycling old reclaimed furniture, baking (and eating) and experimenting with Instagram. She also enjoys writing for http://www.aGreenerLifeforus.com and http://www.KidsChaos.com.

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